One of the projects of the company producing nickel and cobalt sulfide Comandante Pedro Sotto Alba, of Moa, in Holguín, called "Submarine Emissary" aims to move the deposit of WWL waste liquor -resulting from its industrial process- to a point at the bottom of the sea, several kilometers away, in order to achieve a greater dispersion.
Its objective is to reduce the environmental pollution that has historically caused such a discharge in the Cabañas River, which runs close to the factory and borders the Rolando Monterrey neighborhood of that mining city on its course to the north eastern coast of Cuba.
His first phase was the one of basic engineering that carried out specialists of the Company of Engineering and Projects of Nickel (Ceproníquel) of that municipality. There were in charge designers, technologists, surveyors, engineers in civil construction and other specialties, all of the Engineering Division.
After being approved by the mixed company Pedro Sotto Alba and the Institute of Physical Planning, Ceproníquel has been responsible for undertaking other studies and detailed engineering.
In this respect, the engineer Carlos Iglesias, deputy general manager of that mixed company reported that this investment was preliminarily estimated at a cost of about 40 million dollars and correspond to Geocuba, an entity specializing in Geodesy and Cartography - the environmental studies required by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Environment (Citma).
Regarding the analysis of the submarine emissary project, doctors from the Higher Metallurgical Mining Institute of Moa and officials of the Ministries related to Construction, have worked searching for the most effective way to reduce the pollutant load towards the environment, as reported to the Press.